Electricity and gas plans in South Australia

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There are a number of suppliers operating in the South Australian energy market and consumers have a lot of choice when it comes to finding a gas or electricity plan.

See how to compare providers and if you could save money below.

Essential facts about energy plans in South Australia

  • The state's energy market was deregulated in 2002
  • There are more than 15 electricity providers and 8 gas providers
  • You may be able to save money by switching plans

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How does the energy market work in South Australia?

The South Australian energy market has been deregulated since 2002, meaning providers are free to set their own prices. While there is only one main distributor of both gas and electricity, there are a number of provider options in both markets.

Electricity

Distributors

SA Power Networks is the main electricity distributor in South Australia, though some remote systems are provided by other companies.

Retailers

There are currently more than 15 electricity suppliers in South Australia, including:

  • AGL
  • Alinta
  • amaysim/Click
  • Diamond Energy
  • Energy Locals
  • EnergyAustralia
  • Lumo
  • M2 (Dodo)
  • Momentum Energy
  • Origin
  • People Energy
  • Powerdirect
  • Qenergy
  • Red Energy
  • Sanctuary Energy
  • Savant Energy Power Networks
  • Simply Energy
  • Tango Energy

Gas

Distributors

Like the electricity market, there is only one major gas distributor in South Australia, with Envestra/Australian Gas Networks covering the majority of the state. However, there are some remote systems operated by other companies.

Retailers

There are also a number of gas suppliers operating in South Australia. These are:

  • AGL
  • Alinta
  • EnergyAustralia
  • Lumo
  • Origin
  • Red Energy
  • Savant Energy Power Networks
  • Simply Energy

How do I compare energy plans and deals in South Australia?

A free energy market means more choices for consumers. To get your energy dollars many providers will offer discounts, special offers or unique plans to suit your energy needs. Here's what you should look out for:

  • Discounts. It can be worth switching providers just to get a discount, but not all discounts are the same. Discounts for paying on time are great if you're not worried about being short of money each quarter. Discounts for long-term contracts can save you a lot of money but aren't much help if you're renting.
  • Bundling. If a provider sells electricity and gas, check if there's an extra discount if you switch both.
  • Choice of plan. Many businesses sell multiple plans; some even let you buy energy at different rates or in advance, locking in cheaper prices. If you find a deal for a usage pattern similar to your own, you can probably save some money.
  • Payment flexibility. Some companies offer great flexibility in payment options. If you're worried about paying bills on time, flexible options can really help. Some providers let you purchase energy in advance, which limits the chance of getting a bill higher than you were expecting and helps you control your spending.
  • Energy tools. Many providers offer a variety of apps and online tools that let consumers measure their energy consumption. Knowing more about your energy usage patterns can help you make better energy decisions in the future.

How can I switch energy providers?

Switching energy providers is easy. All you need to do is find a new provider, then contact it to organise the changeover.

The hard part is comparing providers and plans to find one that suits you and hopefully saves you money. Always think about your specific needs and circumstances when you're choosing a plan. Make sure you consider the following:

  • Contract terms and length. Always check your contract carefully. Some providers will automatically roll over an existing contract, which is convenient. However, check whether the associated fees will increase. The length of a contract is an important consideration if you're renting or only living in a place for a limited time.
  • Tariffs. Look at the tariffs charged by various providers. In an open energy market providers can and do raise tariffs.
  • Cooling-off periods. Most providers include a cooling-off period in their contracts and it's often a legal requirement. During the cooling-off period, which is usually 10 days, you can generally cancel a contract without any problem.
  • Early termination fees. Some energy providers charge a fee when you terminate a contract before the end period. Fees generally range from $40 to $100 and must be specified in the agreement. Check before switching and factor the cost into your calculations.

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How much does electricity cost in South Australia?

Smart meters and energy pricing

Many households in South Australia have an advanced digital meter, or smart meter, installed. They measure how much electricity you use and when you use it, which allows the provider to calculate your usage patterns more accurately. This means the provider can charge you based on peak and off-peak usage, and advise you of your exact monthly costs rather than relying on estimates. Smart meters send information to the provider automatically, so there's no need for someone to come and manually check your meter.

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